Islay walking week walkers on the Strand returning to Colonsay

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Picture of a large group of walkers on a beach at low tide between two islandsAfter a visit to Oronsay Priory during the Islay walking week the walkers are on their way back to Colonsay across the Strand. This walk can only be completed when the tide is right and needs to be planned carefully.

Approaching the north coast of Islay from the hills

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Panoramic picture of a shore seen from hills along the coastAfter climbing the top of Sgarbh Breac on a walk in the north of Islay I made my way to the north coast, approaching it from the hills. Admittedly it being a panorama exaggerates the effect, but I quite like how the hills on the left and right frame the picture here. In the distance on the left is Mala Bholsa (127m), below us just right of centre is the beach outside Bholsa caves. On the horizon on the right you can just make out Oronsay and Colonsay.

View from the Lord Colonsay monument, Isle of Colonsay

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Panoramic picture of a view from a hill on a small island over the shore, the sea and neighbouring islandsA panoramic view from the Lord Colonsay monument above Scalasaig on Colonsay. Scalasaig with the pier on the left, you can spot the cruise ship Hebridean Princess at the pier. The north coast of Islay on the horizon on the right. Jura stretching through most of the view with the Paps of Jura towards the right, low clouds covering their summits.